James Harden may be treated unfairly. The reigning MVP is averaging 35.8 points per game and just scored the second most consecutive 30+ point games in NBA history, but he’s still not considered the best player in the NBA or anywhere near it.
Many still consider LeBron James the greatest player in the world followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant, so it’s a snub to Harden who seems to be outperforming his competitors.
The Beard is apparently aware of the fact that he’s snubbed of the “greatest player in the NBA” label and addressed the issue,
“I've been feeling like I’m the best [player in the world] these last few years. It's not being cocky or trying to be arrogant... It's just having that confidence in myself that I can go out there and impact the game on so many different levels.”
Harden may not be the best player in the world, but he is definitely the best offensive player in the world. He is the best scorer we have seen since Kobe Bryant, and he struck again yesterday with a 57-point outing against the Grizzlies.
Harden could earn the label of the “the best player in the world” if he wins a championship this season.